Romans 5.12-18

Bless you readers!

Hello, I am going to have to break from my previous form here a little. The following verses Romans 5.12-18 are going to be given together as they are really one theme (never just one in the Bible.. but you know what I mean). In the previous verse we saw how we received atonement from Christ alone. In these verse Paul explains how it makes sense that sin came to us by one man and also was paid for by one man.

12Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses unto justification.
For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.”

These points are pretty self explanatory, if anyone has questions just ask and I will clarify what I can.

Curious that the sin in Eden was never attributed to Eve, only to Adam. Anyone wonder about that one?

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